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petegz28
07-13-2008, 08:05 AM
Ok so my wife ran over a screw the other day. Car has been sitting in the driveway with a flat. I get out there the other day to take the lugs off and man was that an exercise. Can we say over-torqued? So anyway I finally get them loose. Go out this morning, jack the car up, take the lugs off....wheel won't come off!!!

I am on a slight incline so yanking super hard is not an option but none the less the flipping wheel is stuck on the car. Not coming off.

Any ideas?

My only thought is to plug it myself since I can see where the screw is, fill up the tire and drive to the tires plus that last touched the damn thing.

Phobia
07-13-2008, 08:07 AM
Can you see where the screw is? You might be able to plug it yourself and then fill up the tire.

KCUnited
07-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Grab a rubber mallet, that wheel will come off.

farmerchief
07-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Ok so my wife ran over a screw the other day. Car has been sitting in the driveway with a flat. I get out there the other day to take the lugs off and man was that an exercise. Can we say over-torqued? So anyway I finally get them loose. Go out this morning, jack the car up, take the lugs off....wheel won't come off!!!

I am on a slight incline so yanking super hard is not an option but none the less the flipping wheel is stuck on the car. Not coming off.

Any ideas?

My only thought is to plug it myself since I can see where the screw is, fill up the tire and drive to the tires plus that last touched the damn thing.

This happens periodically on us to the vehicles we drive on the farm, up and down dusty roads, etc. Usually just take a sledge hammer and give it a good rap, and it will break it loose, and should come off easily.

Skip Towne
07-13-2008, 08:09 AM
I've had that happen. It's rusted on there. Get some penetrating oil and douse it down. Wait a couple of hours and hit it with a big hammer.

petegz28
07-13-2008, 08:10 AM
Can you see where the screw is? You might be able to plug it yourself and then fill up the tire.

Yes. Fortunately I can and it is an easy to get too spot. I have never plugged a tire before but I can't see it being rocket science. My bigger concern is the wheel. Once I get it on level ground I will try to hammer it off I guess.

petegz28
07-13-2008, 08:11 AM
I've had that happen. It's rusted on there. Get some penetrating oil and douse it down. Wait a couple of hours and hit it with a big hammer.

Ok, yea I sprayed some WD-40 on it. That fixes everything right??? I was thinking that as I saw all the rust on the rotor.

Baby Lee
07-13-2008, 08:17 AM
Yes. Fortunately I can and it is an easy to get too spot. I have never plugged a tire before but I can't see it being rocket science. My bigger concern is the wheel. Once I get it on level ground I will try to hammer it off I guess.

You don't have to wail on it, a series of quick, sharp raps on the outer edge of the rim should do it.
Use a rubber mallet, or a wood block buffer, especially if you have alloys.

Buehler445
07-13-2008, 08:55 AM
Yeah, it happens if you don't take your tires off fairly often. Especially if it wasn't perfectly sqare when they put it on. No biggie. I just usually sit on my ass and give it a good kick.

phillip
07-13-2008, 08:57 AM
Sit down on your butt with your legs toward the wheels. Give it few good kicks with your heel (wearing rubber sole shoes) along the edge of the wheel. It will pop loose.

blueballs
07-13-2008, 08:58 AM
use a vapor barrier when you put the wheel back on

milkman
07-13-2008, 09:00 AM
I think you should rock it back and forth.

:evil:

jab0450
07-13-2008, 09:18 AM
Sit down like phillip said. And Go ape shit on it and bicycle kick the hell out of it. Trust me it works.

Simply Red
07-13-2008, 09:36 AM
I think you should rock it back and forth.

:evil:

I'm certain he's tried that by now. :cuss:

Bwana
07-13-2008, 11:19 AM
LMAO

I have run into this 100's of times over the years. Once you buzz off the nuts, make sure the car is stable (jack stands) and give the top of the tire a good front kick............problem solved.

ChiefsFire
07-13-2008, 11:24 AM
Your mancard is in question in you don't get this wheel off.

Bwana
07-13-2008, 11:34 AM
On a side note, save the WD for when you put the wheel back on to spray on the studs. Be careful not to get any on the rotor and brake pads. As long as it's off, hit the rotor with a good shot of brake cleaner (after) you use the WD to lube the studs. Make sure to start the lug nuts by hand so you do get the dreaded cross thread on a stud. If you strip one of the studs, your life will become really entertaining.



I just went through this yesterday with my Polaris 800 X2 ATV. I got new wheels and big meaty tires for the thing and had to replace all four wheels and tires. The lugs on my setup are inset, so it was a bit of a bitch.

JASONSAUTO
07-13-2008, 11:56 AM
if ALL else fails put the lugnuts back on just a little loose air up the tire somewhat and drive the car up and down the driveway a couple of times not too awful much but that will break the tire loose we run into this on duallies sometimes

petegz28
07-13-2008, 12:42 PM
thanks all, its fixed. Little WD-40 and a swift kick.

StcChief
07-13-2008, 12:46 PM
thanks all, its fixed. Little WD-40 and a swift kick.good you get to keep your man card :p

Bwana
07-13-2008, 01:14 PM
thanks all, its fixed. Little WD-40 and a swift kick.


That a baby! :thumb:

mcan
07-13-2008, 06:45 PM
Yell and scream at it, then go inside and watch some porn. It won't help the wheel, but you'll feel better.

dj56dt58
07-13-2008, 06:54 PM
antifreeze..?

Buehler445
07-13-2008, 07:58 PM
glad to hear it pete.